WATCH: K9 officers protect and swim at Busch Gardens

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Bay area K9 Officers and their partners spent the morning at Busch Gardens’ Adventure Island practicing their tracking skills — in water.

Police departments and sheriff’s offices K9 teams took advantage of the opportunity to test their abilities in catching and holding bad guys, diving and deep-water swimming. They are skills necessary for tracking suspects, and in missing person cases. It’s also an opportunity for local agencies to prepare for large-scale or cross-agency events.

This is the fifth year that Adventure Island hosted the K9 training day. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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